Ash is drooling over his favourite guitar - the one he can't afford -
when he meets Charlie Novak. One jam session later and Charlie
convinces Ash to play in his band. But it'll never work. Bands never do.
Erin is wandering down a corridor at school - overthinking things as
usual - when she runs into Charlie. Literally. The guy is a fruit loop
with his weird hair and hyperactive rantings. When Charlie invites her
to be the band's keyboard player, Erin can't get a word in to say no.
She's a classical pianist. It'll never work.
But maybe this time things will be different. Maybe blues music is just
what Ash and Erin need.
About The Author
Debra Oswald is a writer for film, television, stage, radio and
children’s fiction. Her novels for teenagers include GETTING AIR and
BLUE NOISE, and her children’s novels include THE REDBACK LEFTOVERS, ME
AND BARRY TERRIFIC, THE RETURN OF THE BAKED BEAN, THE FIFTH QUEST and
several Aussie Bites titles. Her plays include GARY’S HOUSE and SWEET
ROAD, which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award. Her best
known play, DAGS, has been performed in Britain and the United States.
Debra’s television credits include POLICE RESCUE, PALACE OF DREAMS,
BANANAS IN PYJAMAS and THE SECRET LIFE OF US. Debra lives in Sydney
with her husband and two sons.
"One of the best young adult novels I've read this year . . . deftly explores the tensions between youth and authority, and the nature of friendship, grief and small-town prejudice. Oswald's prose is animated by vivid characterization, the self-mocking humor typical of teens and by an unexpected tragedy that (unusually for YA fiction) isn't treated gratuitously." --Weekend Australian on Getting Air
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1